We often get asked about the "best" positions for anal sex. This is a tricky question - there is no such thing as "best position" - only positions that work best for you and your partner.
Pretty much all vaginal sex positions can be adapted into comfortable anal sex positions. Here are a few of our favourites, re-invented for anal sex:
Recommended for anal sex beginners: Hop on Top!
It may feel a little bit intimidating to go on top if you are an anal sex newbie. We'd say to feel the (thrilling) fear and do it anyway!
Going on top means you can be in charge of pace and depth. This will build your confidence, and give you an opportunity to move in ways that work best for you. You can also stroke your clit or cock, which helps build arousal and the likelihood of orgasm.
If you want to spice it up further, swing yourself around and ride cowgirl/cowboy!
The Missionary Position: Lie back and enjoy anal sex
The bottoming partner lies on their back with knees bent up, and the giving partner lies on top.
Perhaps try a pillow under the bum for ease and comfort and, if you're nimble enough, legs over shoulders for a better angle and hot visual!
This position is best if you are experienced in anal sex and have trust and communication, as the receptive partner doesn't have control of pace, depth or moves. Keep a close eye on their face to ensure penetration is comfortable and painless.
The advantage of this position is that you lie back, relax and concentrate on the sensations.
The most famous anal sex position: Doggy Style
This one is for anal experts, as you can go harder and as fast as you like - if that's your thing.
We recommended the bottoming partner lower their head and shoulders onto a pillow. This creates the perfect position for G-spot or prostate stimulation.
Doggy-style anal feels very sexy and submissive and should be enjoyed with someone you trust. It's a great position if you enjoy a few spanks on your butt cheeks too :)
Top Tip: Are you using an anal toy with an upwards curve at the tip? Turn the toy so it points downwards - this gives the right angle for your internal pleasure spots!